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businessweek as millions remain without power following superstorm sandy. we will speak with the magazine's editor paul barrett on the link between climate change and intensifying storms. meanwhile, new york mayor michael bloomberg has endorsed president obama, citing his views on climate change. we will get a report from brooklyn, where occupied activists are teaming up with local groups to help survivors of the storm. we will speak with helena wong about relief efforts in chinatown. all of that and more coming up. welcome to "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for
switching votes in favor of romney. one week after superstorm sandy, new jersey saw its share problems with reports of technical malfunctions, poll workers army demanding id from voters. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has been reelected to a second term with a resounding victory@ over republican challenger mitt romney. by the end up tuesday night, obama 150% of the popular vote, securing 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama nearly swept all of the key battleground states, taking ohio, virginia, florida, pennsylvania, nevada, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and in hampshire. there were only two states president obama won in 2008 but lost in 2012 -- north carolina diana. all the major networks began calling the election for obama at 11:20 p.m. eastern, romney did not publicly concede until nearly 1:00 a.m. president obama spoke close to 2:00 a.m. eastern time, addressing thousands of cheering supporters at mccormick place in chicago. >> i know that political campaigns and sometimes s
provisional ballots in any county if they were displaced by hurricane sandy, and as a result of that, we basically ran out of the paper ballots. there are at least 65 to my knowledge, if not know, that have been without paper ballots for hours. they are standing in line, determined to vote. they have every legal right to do so. when i left the call center, we had folks in line, saying they would not leave. >> we just have this late- breaking news. there is a projected winner in the missouri race. claire mccaskill in the senate race in missouri. and if you could just talk about the significance of claire mccaskill for a minute. >> her opponent was the man who talked about, he was the guy that refused to back down when every single visible means of report in the -- support in the republican party was running the other way. >> did they not say they would not give him another penny? >> yes, and then they gave him thousands of dollars. in the conversation we began about the demographic debates, with the reality that it looks as if the worst of the worst has been beaten back tonight, at least
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